Saturday, June 24, 2006

Architecture week stamps

The Royal Mail released an interesting set of stamps this week featuring six rather unusual British buildings.

According to a write-up on the 24 Hour Museum Web site, "The stamps showcase some of the very best examples of modern architecture created this millennium. Each of the chosen buildings has either received or been shortlisted for a Royal Institute of British Architects prize."

Architecture Week runs from June 16-25 2006, and aims to encourage people to find out about architecture and the built environment in an entertaining and informative way.

Shown above is the stamp honoring the ‘Gherkin’ (so named because it looks like a pickle) which came in fourth in a BBC poll for the most disliked building in London.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 PM